God, speed your love to me...

Walking hand in hand with the Man who stilled the waters.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Duh duh-duh DAAAAAAAAH!

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Your Superhero Name is The Night Squid
Your Superpower is Paranormal
Your Weakness is Itching
Your Weapon is Your Celestial Saw
Your Mode of Transportation is Hot Air Balloon

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Things

"Things" for today:

  • There's a movie shoot going on in Jackson Square, with lights and cameras and cables and people galore. A few weeks ago there was a movie shoot in my building -- MY building -- all the way up at the top. This is cool. I feel... sophisticated, as I casually walk through the muckety-mucks on my way to the super-important things I need to do.
  • I'm making a skirt for myself, for Sundays. It's corduroy in an autumn-themed plaid, and I heart it.
  • There was a birthday in the office today, and we had cake. And cheese and fruit, but mostly cake. That was my lunch.
  • I went shopping last night with Marsh, and found a cute black dress to wear to the Christmas party next week. Add to that new shoes, a clutch (I own a clutch! whodathunkit), and a trip to La Senza, and I am a happy woman. Poor, but oh so stylin'.
  • 9 months, 14 days until our wedding day.
  • I love babies. I got to hold a baby this weekend, and he was sleeping in my arms, and I felt very maternal.
  • I have jury selection next week, so I'm off work for the unforseeable future. I don't know if I want to be selected or not, but a CEO here says I should dye my hair pink so they won't pick me. :)

...to you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH!

I'll never forget the first time I met you. I was so nervous on the way over to your place, and Chris kept telling me to chill out and that you were going to like me because he liked me. And then we were there, and I didn't have time to fret anymore, and you were there! By the end of an evening of pizza and soccer, a friendship had started, and now three years later you're such an important part of our lives.

Have a wonderful day, and make sure your husband spoils you! We love you.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I love this song...

It's very catchy. I have it on my mp3 player, and it's one of the few songs that I can repeat and not get sick of it:

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what's best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who's fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's playing with her jewelry
She's putting up her hair
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket......

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who used a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She's touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng.... lonnng jacket

I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
I want a girl with good dividends
At city bank we will meet accidentally
We'll start to talk when she borrows my pen

She wants a car with a cupholder arm rest
She wants a car that will get her there
She's changing her name from Kitty to Karen
She's trading her MG for a white Chrysler Le Baron

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnggggggggg jacket

~ Cake, "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jumping on the Bandwagon

TEN EMOTIONS.
1. Are you missing someone right now? Um, not really. I talked to Chris this morning... I kinda miss my Oma, though.
2. Are you happy? Content, not particularly exuberant.
3. Are you mad? Nope... I'd be happier if I could remember where I put my timecard.
4. Are you bored? Nope. I've got piles of work here to do.
5. Are you German? Nein.
6. Are you Irish? No.
7. Are you French? Somewhere way, waaaay back I am.
8. Are you Italian? Assolutamente no.
9. Are your parents still married? They are.
10. Do you like someone right now? Well, I guess you could put it that way... :D

TEN FAVORITES.
1. Store: Any kind of craft store, especially quilting stores.
3. Color: Blue, all different shades.
4. Sport: To play, or to watch? Play - yech. Watch - Soccer.
5. Mall: I would like to go to West-Ed some day.
6. Music: Take me back to the days of Sinatra and Martin...
7. Food: I like all kinds of food, from all kinds of ethnicities -- Greek, Chinese, Italian, French...
8. Season: Autumn
9. Animal(s): At the moment, our fish, Spike, because he's quiet.
10. Place(s): Bed, behind my sewing machine, with my someone.

TEN FACTS
1. Hometown: Born in North York, raised in Richmond Hill and Millgrove.
2. Hair color: Reddish-brown.
3. Freckles: Freckles are cute, as long as they're not mine.
4. Hair style: Anything that doesn't take long... i'm a low-maintenance kinda girl.
5. Eye color: Green-grey.
6. Best friend(s): Karen, my GBSers
7. Mood: Meh. Content.
8. Height: 5' 8.5" (juuuuust shorter than Chris)
9. Innie/outie: Innie! Outies look strange...
10. Lefty/righty: Everyone is born right-handed. Only the gifted overcome it.

TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE.
1. Have you ever been in love? I have.
2. Do you believe in love? I do.
3. Why did your last failed relationship fail? We were too young.
4. Have you ever been heartbroken? Unfortunately, I have.
5. Have you ever broken someone’s heart? Don't think so, but I sincerely hope not.
6. Have you ever fallen for one of your best friends? Nope. Best friend's brother, yes.
7. Have you ever liked someone but never told them? A few of them.
8. Are you afraid of commitment? No.
9. Has someone ever kissed your hand? Yes, Kevin! It was so sweet... :P
10. Have you ever had a secret admirer? He was for a bit... now I'm gonna marry him.

TEN THINGS: THIS OR THAT.
1. Love or lust: Love, definitely. Lust fades.
2. Hard liquor or beer: Depends.. I like Baileys, but I also like Corona.
3. Night or day: Night... I'm a night hawk.
4. One night stands or relationships: Relationship... I'm all for longevity.
5. Television or internet: Both... I'd go without TV before I'd go without internet, though.
6. Pepsi or coke: Ew, neither. Sprite please!
7. Wild night out or romantic night in: Night in, I think.
8. Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla.
9. Phone or in person: Face to face is so much better.
10. Msn or Myspace: Ech, neither -- Gtalk!

TEN HAVE YOU EVER.
1. Have you ever been caught sneaking out? Nope... it's hard to sneak out of a tiny basement window.
2. Have you ever skinny dipped? Ah! Ages ago, when we were camping.
3. Have you ever done something you regret? Sadly yes.
4. Have you ever bungee jumped? No... the whole great heights factor is a big problem for me.
5. Have you ever been on a house boat? I haven't... I think I'd like to.
6. Have you ever finished an entire jaw breaker? Jawbreakers are gross.
7. Have you ever liked someone so badly it hurt? Mm-hm.
9. Have you ever danced in the rain? Yep, with Chris looking on in patient amusement.
10. Have you ever had a hangover? No. I know where my line is, and I don't cross it.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday Musings

  • I finished another stack of papers this afternoon. Data entry is slow work, and daunting if you know that there's months of work in those waiting boxes. Good thing I only have to look at one box at a time.
  • As quiet as it can get sitting in the very farthest corner of the office, I do like having my little nook all to myself. I can listen to my music and just type away. I really need a new playlist, though. I've been listening to this one for the last few months, and I think that since I started this job (2 weeks ago) I've listed to the whole list a few times in a row.
  • Finally a quiet weekend! I've got nothing planned for this one, except cleaning and groceries. No road trips, no Bible studies, no outings at all. Just sitting at home with my fiance and watching a movie.
  • 310 days to go until the wedding! Chris and I did some work on our invitations this week, and we're pleased with the results. It still needs to be tweaked a little bit, but then I think it will be ready for printing! I'm making all our invitations by hand, minus the printing, so I'm hoping to have them ready to assemble early in the new year. We have a minister, and a church, a dress, a reception site, and a car! A friend of Chris' parents offered to let us use their vintage car for the wedding, so it seems my dream is coming true! (Besides Chris, the other thing I really wanted for our wedding day was a classic car.)
  • I had another flat tire this week. I spent two hours yesterday morning waiting in the shop for them to fix it, so I was late for work. Why is it when I have absolutely no money that my car decides to make me spend money on it? Shame on you, Frank...
  • I'm out of sewing projects! Mom wants me to make her curtains, but I have to wait until she has time to go with me to get the fabric. I got positive reviews on my cushion cover for the nest chair, though, and hopefully one of these days I'll actually get a chance to post all of the pictures I've been taking of my completed projects.

That's all for now, I think. 4:58 PM and time to call it a week! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Do not read this at the office

Ok, I was bloghopping, and I came across this post. By the time I got to the end I was laughing so hard I was almost crying. But silently laughing, because I'm at work right now.

*****
Last Thursday i went to the dentist.
I am TERRIFIED of dentists.

I know a lot of people are but I actually have a really good reason! Two years ago I went to the Philippines for a mission trip. While I was there I needed an emergency root canal. Root canals and third world countries do NOT go together well. My bottom tooth was infected, so the medication they were using to numb the pain wasn’t working, and they started drilling on my tooth anyways. It hurt so bad that I bit the dentist hand and the drill went up through my top tooth as well. So now I hate the dentist. HATE them.

But I needed to go so I sucked it up and went to J& D dental. They are fabulous, and made sure I was very very very numb before they did anything. After they were finished I felt a little queasy and decided to ride the bus home.

(This is the good part)
I am on the bus but all the seats are taken so I stand up and hold on the railing. My whole mouth is numb, I don’t feel good, and I shut my eyes. When I open them again I realized that I am drooling. Worse yet, I realize that I am DROOLING on the MAN seated below me. Seriously. Drool running down his cheek. But I can’t really help it because I cant feel my mouth.
So I try to apologize but I can’t really talk yet and it comes out as “swary i dwool on you head.”

The bus stops and the man gets off.

Hee. Great! He totally thought I was one of the “special” people on the “shirt bus.” I might as well have been wearing a helmet and mismatched shoes.
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